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Sen. Jeff Merkley applauds Biden victory

Sen. Merkley called for Americans to keep up the fight to help working families and revive American democracy.

Posted: Nov 7, 2020 9:32 AM
Updated: Nov 7, 2020 9:59 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley responded to Joe Biden's victory on Saturday, with Merkley issuing a statement largely characterizing the results as a repudiation of President Donald Trump:

“American voters have rendered their judgment: Donald Trump, you’re fired!

“President Trump failed our nation in many ways. He failed to lead a national response to COVID-19, neglecting to initiate a plan for the PPE, testing, tracing, and social distancing that would have saved a hundred thousand American lives.

“Trump failed to build a better health care system, promising but failing to end the gouging of Americans on drug prices while working to destroy insurance for 20 million Americans and the health care bill of rights that includes coverage of pre-existing conditions.

“Trump failed us by promoting hate and racism, dividing rather than uniting Americans. Black lives do matter! All people are created equal regardless of who they are, where they come from, or whom they love.

“Trump failed us on affordable housing, on a quality education for all children, on a fair tax system, on equality of opportunity, and on tackling the climate chaos ravaging our nation and planet.

“Trump failed our country on the most basic test of human decency, by deliberately harming refugee children seeking a better life, ripping them out of their parents’ arms.

“And Trump failed us by assaulting the checks and balances of our Constitution, the rule of law, and the integrity of our elections—the foundation of our democratic republic. Our foreign adversaries have not and could not level as damaging an attack on our nation’s institutions as Donald Trump has done from the Oval Office.

“Trump’s failures have left us with many challenges. Together, as a nation, we must work with great urgency to change course and create a better future for working families. I look forward to working with President-elect Biden and his administration to put America back on track,” said Merkley.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 136839

Reported Deaths: 1865
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah28929461
Washington19113178
Marion16575246
Clackamas11937141
Lane8653113
Jackson707395
Umatilla694172
Deschutes513140
Yamhill326947
Malheur319353
Linn317949
Polk253440
Klamath250546
Josephine181936
Benton179214
Douglas174943
Jefferson172725
Union114017
Wasco110523
Columbia106918
Lincoln101917
Hood River97421
Coos97215
Morrow96210
Clatsop7075
Crook64511
Baker5815
Tillamook3682
Curry3245
Lake2405
Grant2171
Harney1796
Wallowa993
Gilliam521
Sherman470
Wheeler201
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 3124420

Reported Deaths: 36362
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles105480214894
San Bernardino2611991579
Riverside2585322777
San Diego2225782301
Orange2188672547
Santa Clara963401181
Kern88399587
Fresno841371043
Sacramento823031157
Alameda69554856
Ventura63995507
San Joaquin59395808
Contra Costa54140484
Stanislaus43644782
Tulare42759531
Monterey36950259
San Mateo33468340
San Francisco29801275
Solano26494111
Santa Barbara25986260
Imperial25509493
Merced25048324
Sonoma24571245
Kings19703160
Placer17675188
San Luis Obispo16437151
Madera13664151
Santa Cruz12649130
Marin11899163
Yolo10940138
Shasta9920129
Butte9643134
El Dorado800259
Sutter792783
Napa777446
Lassen522416
San Benito510148
Yuba504929
Tehama440844
Tuolumne344340
Nevada329274
Mendocino323433
Amador303832
Lake266932
Humboldt249425
Glenn196420
Colusa18549
Calaveras164723
Siskiyou148413
Mono11354
Inyo100729
Del Norte8702
Plumas6055
Modoc3863
Mariposa3464
Trinity3054
Sierra880
Alpine730
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